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WACO-8 Things People Need to Stop Asking Moms

8 Things People Need to Stop Asking Moms

8 Things People Need to Stop Asking Moms Being a mom is exhausting, especially in the digital age. Whatever parenting decision you make, there will always be someone who disagrees with you. Even seemingly well-meaning questions can come off as condescending and rude. As moms, we deal with those types of questions a lot, so […]

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Pool Safety Tips for Moms

Summer is finally here! It’s time to break out the sunglasses and flip-flops and head out to the pool. There was a time, long before children, when pool lounging was a simple affair. Accompanied by a cold drink and a good book, we could soak up the sunshine in silent contentment.  Ladies, those days are loooooong gone. […]

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Flying With Babies and Toddlers

If you’ve ever flown with little kids, you know what a nightmare it can be. I would probably put it at the top of my list of things I dread in life. My family lives across the country from me, which leads to frequent cross-country trips with multiple children and no husband. It has taken […]

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How I Simplified My Life as a Mom

As moms, we have experienced some of the most stressful and chaotic situations imaginable. Even on the best day, I would classify my life as an “organized chaos.” We are excellent multi-taskers, housekeepers, owie-fixers, and so much more; but it can be completely overwhelming at times. This year I resolved to simplify my life, in […]

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I’m Okay With Saying No (and You Should Be Too)

I used to be what I like to call a “chronic people-pleaser.” I never said no. I avoided confrontation like the plague. If you asked me my opinion, it would be bi-partisan and bland. If you asked me where I wanted to eat, I’d say “wherever.” If someone wanted to make plans, I’d say yes.  Sound […]

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To the Mom Married to A Grad Student

This one is for the mom whose only alone time with your husband is spent asleep. For the mom who watches the clock, hoping he will make it home before the kids go to bed. For the mom crying alone in the bathroom, because you don’t want to add to his stress. You are not […]

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Moms: Let’s Stop Comparing

Whether you’re a seasoned mom of four, or a new mom of one, chances are you have compared yourself to the moms around you. In fact, you probably did it today! In this world of social media, we see a constant barrage of perfectly posed photos of our friends, portraying their lives in the best […]

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Meet Jessica Stokes

Meet Jessica Stokes Hello Waco! My name is Jessica Stokes, and I am SO excited to be joining the wonderful team of women here at Waco Moms Blog! I moved here just over a year ago with my husband Anthony, who is now in his second year at Baylor Law School. We met while attending […]

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